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We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.

The latest News from the Guardian Internet Editorials can be viewed below:

  • Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:21:04 +0000: Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security - Internet | The Guardian

    Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message

    Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.

    The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey’s western allies, who say Ankara has curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year’s failed coup.

    Related: Turkey arrests 1,000 and suspends 9,100 police in new crackdown

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  • Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:25 +0000: Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google - Internet | The Guardian

    The tech giants have ballooned in value by $250bn since January - double the value of all the gold mined in a year - in four months

    From Standard Oil at the turn of the 20th century to IBM and General Motors in the 1970s and General Electric in the 1990s, the US has always produced behemoth corporations that bestride the world. But this is the era of the Fangs, the “big four” of technology, and they are currently growing at breakneck speed.

    Facebook, Amazon, Neflix and Google have been roaring away since the turn of this year. Their share prices have climbed so far, so fast, that together they are now worth an extraordinary $250bn more than just four months ago.

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  • Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:28:21 +0000: Publishers to blame for poor ebook sales | Letters - Internet | The Guardian
    Readers have their say on why the ebook has failed to replace printed books in the world’s affections

    Your feature on the failure of the ebook to take over the world (‘Kindles now look clunky and unhip’, G2, 27 April) did not mention one of the most obvious reasons – the lack of any realistic price differential with print versions. H is for Hawk, one of the books illustrating the feature, costs £6.99 from Amazon and in Kindle £5.49. Often a second-hand print copy will be even cheaper than the Kindle; in this instance £1.97 via Amazon and described as “used – very good”. A print version includes the cost of paper, binding, printing, warehousing, transport and, when it gets to a retail outlet, rent, local taxes, heating, labour and more. And because printing is only economic with specified quantities in a “run”, the publisher has also to factor in the risks of over- and under-stocks. Ebook selling is purely on demand. If – and it’s a big if – publishers want to sell more ebooks, extensive price revisions will be necessary.
    Peter Sommer
    London

    • You quote Richard Broughton, research director at analyst firm Ampere, saying “a physical copy of a book is a disposable low-cost entertainment tool” (Sales of ebooks slump as ‘screen fatigue’ bites, 27 April). And there was I thinking John Milton put it better: a book is “the precious life blood of a master spirit”. Mind you, Fifty Shades of Grey?
    Jill Mortiboys
    Stowmarket, Suffolk

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  • Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:24:55 +0000: RBS and Lloyds IT faults cause online banking frustrations - Internet | The Guardian

    Banks apologise after customers complain of slow services ahead of UK public holiday long weekend

    Millions of Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group customers have had difficulty accessing their accounts after the banks suffered IT meltdowns before the long weekend.

    On Friday, when RBS was trying to focus on its first quarterly profit since the third quarter of 2015 and Lloyds on the news that the taxpayer’s shareholding had fallen to less than 1%, both banks instead faced questions about their digital operations.

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  • Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:27:56 +0000: Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme - Internet | The Guardian

    Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack

    Google and Facebook were phished for over $100m, it has been reported, proving not even the biggest technology companies in the world are immune from the increasingly sophisticated attacks of online scammers.

    Last month it was reported that two major tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man into sending him over $100m (£77m). Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was charged with wire fraud, money laundering and aggravated identity theft for impersonating Quanta Computer – a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that includes Google, Facebook and Apple as clients.

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